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AdamKatt: How about accessing my bank account online? All of the little money I have left is there so someone getting that information could hurt me badly financially but as I did say, MS was up front about the issue. The question is "Will they remove it?"

Do I fear my government? Damn Tootin. The god damn corps don't give a damn about me at all unless I rile to many people up. Then they may send the medics for me. My vote isn't worth anything and I sold my soul to the devil long ago so they wont even lend me on that.
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I don't know about you guys, but I wanted to try Win10 without losing my current setup, so I installed it in a virtual machine so I could play with it and keep my Win7 install. If anyone is interested, I made a step by step how-to video to set this up:




Installed 10 in a VM on a Win7 box but I can't get it to attach to a BOINC project. Event log says it's fetching the initialization files but nothing happens after that. mad.gif

NM: Got it going.
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Is reinstalling is the only way to solve the issue?
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I'm worried that they're not legitimate though.

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-Activation-key-for-32-and-64-Bit-English-ENG-/261761944536?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item3cf23a4bd8

€1 for Windows 7? The seller seems to have good reputation though.
well there is the EU ruling about resale of software licences in EU, which allows it

tough valve managed to get a german judge to play dumb about it.
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So say you have windows 7, you install it. Then you "update" to windows 10, now you're stuck with a bunch of leftover windows 7 garbage? Or will windows 10 clean everything up? It would be nice if they just released an iso that would work with our current win 7 or win 8 keys.
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So say you have windows 7, you install it. Then you "update" to windows 10, now you're stuck with a bunch of leftover windows 7 garbage? Or will windows 10 clean everything up? It would be nice if they just released an iso that would work with our current win 7 or win 8 keys.

The OS will create an "old" folder where your previous OS is located. You can remove it using Disk Cleanup. Assuming you do not want to revert back to your old OS.

Well, at least this is the case for Win7 to Win8 upgrade.
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The OS will create an "old" folder where your previous OS is located. You can remove it using Disk Cleanup. Assuming you do not want to revert back to your old OS.

Well, at least this is the case for Win7 to Win8 upgrade.

Confirmed, it did this for me, basically the same thing that happens when you go from xp to vista, a .old folder is created I believe.
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Interesting, but the main question is if i upgrade a box version of win7(meaning its not bound to hardware) the win10 upgrade will behave like a box one or its actually a sneaky downgrade to OEM? thinking.gif
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anybody tried if games are faster on windows 10? Like how windows 7 a bit faster for some games than windows 8 etc...
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I'm honestly content with W7, but I don't use any odd tweaks like I did back in XP that I knew wouldn't work in Vista so I refused to update.

I'm not sure what to think of this, there's likely a bunch of random issues with it that break things we're used to.

There had better be a start menu.
 
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